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Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.
The White House is lobbying Congress to authorize a package to arm and train Syria's moderate rebels. The funding is key to Obama's strategy to confront militants known as the Islamic State, or ISIS.
Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.
Hamas and Israel stopped fighting weeks ago. But feuding continues between the two main factions on the Palestinian side — Hamas and Fatah. Their battle has an impact on relations with Israel as well.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.